The EPA’s national ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program helps homebuilders offer their customers a complete package of best building practices and improvements that ensure homeowner comfort and energy-efficient performance in every qualified home. ENERGY STAR homes include: A comprehensive thermal enclosure system A comprehensive, efficient, quality-installed heating and cooling system A comprehensive water management system Energy-efficient appliances and lighting Third-party verification of compliance with the ENERGY STAR specification Stand out from the competition and participate in BGE’s ENERGY STAR New Homes Program! Provide your customers with energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified homes and you’ll receive: Up to $2,250 in rebates for homebuilders for each qualified home An additional $75 in rebates for each eligible smart thermostat installed in qualified homes Technical and marketing training to help you build and sell energy-efficient homes Homebuilders: Set yourself apart and get up to $1,250 back for each ENERGY STAR certified new home built, plus an additional $100 for each eligible smart thermostat installed. Learn more. Raters: Take advantage of the growing demand for ENERGY STAR certified new homes and receive valuable training from the industry’s leaders in energy-efficient construction. Learn more. Click here for a list of participating raters. Already a participant? Check out these additional resources for participating homebuilders and raters to find out how you can get started.